Cinnamon Banana on Toast, gluten-free
Toasted gluten-free bread that is slathered in gooey peanut butter, with slices of caramelized banana, cooked in cinnamon and maple syrup, and then topped with a sprinkle of sliced almonds.
This simple yet moreish recipe for Cinnamon Banana on Toast tastes like your favourite banana bread but is much healthier and quicker to prepare. It's deliciously sweet from the bananas, takes little effort, and is a great alternative to eggs on toast. Enjoy it for breakfast, lunch, or an on-the-go snack. Best of all it's gluten-free!
What makes this Cinnamon Banana on Toast so Good?
Packed with Nutrients
Peanut butter and bananas make this a wholesome, filling, and nutritional meal. Peanut or almond butter is a great source of healthy fats and bananas are a complex carbohydrate.
Quick and Easy
You only need 10 minutes to make this meal. Just because it's quick and simple doesn't mean it's missing anything!
Delicious and Tasty
The combination of maple syrup and cinnamon goes together like a puppy and a lap. It's the quintessential flavour combination that is paired with bananas.
Watch How to Make It
Use only yellow bananas, not over-ripe or under-ripe for the perfect texture and flavour. Similarly, make sure the banana slices do not overlap when cooking in the pan, because you want each slice of banana to caramelize.
Sourdough Slices or Bagels?
This is entirely a personal preference. As I am a huge fan of the Gluten Freedom Sourdough Bagels, I tend to make this recipe using these bagels. They are soft but dense and perfect.
Peanut Butter or Almond Butter
This once again is a personal preference. Either peanut butter or almond butter can be used and interchanged.
Save Time and Multitask
Save time by slicing the bananas whilst the bread is toasting
whilst the bananas are caramelizing in the pan, slather the bread with peanut butter.
This saves time and makes it a great on-the-go meal.
How to make Cinnamon Banana on Toast
Slice and toast the bread/bagels to your liking (I prefer golden)
In the meantime, slice the bananas
Spread about half a tablespoon of peanut butter over each toast
Place the butter into a pan to melt and then add the maple syrup, cinnamon and sea salt. Combine well.
Add the sliced bananas into the pan and spread them out, do not overlap any banana slices.
Once one side has caramelized, turn them over and cook the other side. Each side takes approximately 2 minutes.
Place 2 toasts on each plate, top the peanut butter with slices of caramelised banana and sprinkle almond slices over the top.
Other Breakfast / Easy Lunch Ideas
And there we have it. The best sweet breakfast bagel, that only takes 10 minutes to cook!
I'm sure you'll love my Cinnamon Banana on Toast any time of the day!
Cinnamon Banana on Toast
Prep 5 minutes
Cook 10 minutes
4 bagels, sliced in half or 8 slices of thick Sourdough bread
(I’ve used Gluten Freedom Sourdough Bagels )
4-5 tablespoons smooth or crunchy peanut butter (alternative: almond butter)
3 larger bananas, sliced 1 cm thick
1 heaped tablespoon butter (I used dairy-free Nuttelex butter)
4 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch of sea salt flakes
A handful of almond flakes, crushed by hand
1. Slice bagels in half and toast in a toaster.
2. Place 2 bagel halves onto each plate and top with a layer of peanut butter.
3. Place into a wide-based frying pan the butter and melt. Next add the maple syrup, cinnamon, and sea salt flakes. Combine well.
4. Next add in the banana slices and over high heat, spread them out and cook each side until lightly caramelized, approximately 2 minutes per side.
5. Remove banana slices from the heat and layer over the bagels. Sprinkle with crushed almond flakes and serve.
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Recipe and Photography Margaret Pahos for @CreateCookShare